EU should act on Hungary’s human rights

Brussels has done virtually nothing about Hungary’s problematic laws and practices concerning human rights since the European Commission in March 2014 created a “rule of law” measure to address serious abuses in EU member states, Human Rights Watch said in … Continued

House of Lords question on minorities in Syria

On 10 February Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to investigate breaches of international law by state and non-state actors in Syria with regard to sexual and gender-based violence and persecution of minorities. … Continued

Indian Prime Minister: “equal respect to all religions”

The Indian Express reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred and will strongly act against any religious violence. The Prime Minister, who has been accused by opposition … Continued

Bishop Angaelos responds to IS outrage in Libya

An Isis-affiliated terror group have released a video purporting to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. It shows a group wearing orange jumpsuits, being forced to the ground and then decapitated on a beach, believed to be near Tripoli. The … Continued

Iraq: Assyrian Christians assert right to self-rule

The Times reports that when Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq, the region’s Christians faced an ultimatum from the jihadists: leave, convert or die. However, as western-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces have started to reclaim their territory on the Nineveh … Continued

Foreign Office launches #freedomtobelieve initiative

Baroness Anelay, Foreign Office Minister for Human Rights, today invited people to join her in a social media campaign #freedomtobelieve. This came after two FCO-hosted events earlier this week. The first, at Wilton Park, was a conference to discuss how the global community can work better … Continued

Lady Berridge: We must champion the freedom to change

“It is time to pursue with equal enthusiasm the idea of the free market of religion and belief – the recognition that religion and belief is an important part of being human, and that we have a responsibility to promote … Continued

Event: Iraq and the plight of Christians

At 5pm on Monday 9 February, APPG for International Religious Freedom or Belief vice chair Lord Alton of Liverpool is chairing a meeting on Iraq and the plight of Christians. There will be a talk by Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, … Continued

Archbishop of Canterbury: “Silence is not an option”

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on politicians, the church and the media to speak out against the ‘quiet creeping removals of freedom that create a climate of fear and animosity.’ He was speaking at the Parliamentary launch of the Religious … Continued


DEBATE: the persecution of minority groups in India

UK Parliament Hansard 12 January 2021 Westminster Hall India: Persecution of Minority Groups This debate is sourced …

Global Britain debate – Fiona Bruce on FoRB

In today’s debate on Global Britain – Fiona Bruce MP made this contribution: As we reset our foreign …

Fiona Bruce MP appointed Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for FoRB

Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP for Congleton and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group for International Freedom of …

Humanists International publish new Freedom of Thought Report

The Freedom of Thought Report is a unique worldwide survey of discrimination and persecution against humanists, …

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